Rafael Nadal Withdraws From Qatar Open In Doha

Rafael Nadal Withdraws From Qatar Open In Doha

by Erik Virostko

Rafael Nadal won't be competing at the 2024 Qatar Open in Doha after he was forced to withdraw from the tournament.

The Spaniard returned to competition earlier this year, starting at the Brisbane International, but his campaign was short by an injury in his quarterfinal loss against Jordan Thompson.

After that, Nadal also withdrew from the Australian Open, but soon after his decision to miss the season's first Grand Slam, positive news started coming out of the Spanish player's camp.

The 22-time major winner even signed up for the 2024 Qatar Open, indicating he will be ready to return very fast, especially after electing to compete at the ATP 250 tournament.

However, a few days before the start, the 37-year-old scared his fans after he said that he wasn't sure about his participation in the tournament. Not too long after that, the worries were materialized.

Nadal announced his withdrawal from the 2024 Qatar Open in Doha, stating he isn't ready to compete.

"I would have loved to play in Doha, where the tournament team, as well as the amazing Qatar fans have always supported me greatly. Unfortunately I am not ready to compete and I won’t be able to come to Doha where I really wanted to be and play again after that unforgettable win in 2014."

Up next is the exhibition in Las Vegas against Carlos Alcaraz for Nadal, and after that, the 14-time French Open champion wants to compete at the Indian Wells Open.

He confirmed his plans in the same statement, showing some promise for the future, after shocking his fans with yet another withdrawal.

"I will focus on keep working to be ready for the exhibition in Las Vegas and the amazing Indian Wells tournament."

Clearly, the main objective for Nadal will be to be ready for the clay-court season, during which he has the highest chance of succeeding.


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